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OverActive Media raises $21.5m for new Toronto Overwatch League team

first_imgOverActive Media raises $21.5m for new Toronto Overwatch League teamFunding lead by original investors, venture capitalist Adam Adamou, and othersRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 10th October 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareOverActive Media Group, owner of the newly added Toronto Overwatch League team, has reportedly raised $21.5 million in equity financing to fund the team’s initial operation costs and francise fees for the coming year.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Esports Observer reports that the funding was lead by the team’s original investors Sheldon Pollack and Pittsburg Penguins owner Michael Kimel, as well as venture capitalist Adam Adamou and other members of the Kimel family.In August, news of OverActive Media’s partnership with Splyce Gaming to take on ownership of the new Toronto team in a $35 million deal was reported ahead of the official announcement of the team’s existance.OverActive Media is the Toronto team’s primary investor, while Splyce oversees its operations. The two groups share ownership of the team, and OverActive Media made a $1.5 million investment in Splyce earlier this year as a part of a $2.6 million funding round.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesMTG loses money in Q1 despite greater revenuesESL Gaming parent company doesn’t expect a significant return to live esports events until 2022By Brendan Sinclair 12 days agoGrid secures $10m in Series A fundingGerman-based esports data company will use the “investment to take on the US”By Jeffrey Rousseau A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Turkey: JinkoSolar to supply 50 MW of PV panels to Tegnatia

first_imgTurkey: JinkoSolar to supply 50 MW of PV panels to TegnatiaA joint venture between Turkey’s T Dinamik and Egnatia Group in Greece, Tegnatia has become a leading solar EPC service provider in Europe. May 18, 2015 Edgar Meza Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share JinkoSolar has agreed to supply 50 MW of solar PV panels to Tegnatia, one of Turkey’s leading renewable energy developers. According to the deal signed by the two companies, JinkoSolar will deliver the 50 MW of modules in several shipments bound for projects across Turkey. Tegnatia, which is as a joint venture between Turkey’s T Dinamik and Greece’s Egnatia Group, has become a leading solar EPC service provider in Europe. Greece’s Egnatia Group has more than 300 MW of solar installations in Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and the U.K. Frank Niendorf, JinkoSolar’s European sales director, said the deal made JinkoSolar the “leading module supplier” in Turkey and added that the group would identify and engage similarly strategic opportunities in the coming months as it seeks to increase its market share in the country. JinkoSolar’s latest agreement in Turkey follows increased activity abroad as well as at home. Last week the company signed a 1 GW module supply deal with China Minsheng New Energy (CMNE), a subsidiary of China Minsheng Investment Corp. 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WUJH holds annual Spelling Bee

first_imgStudents compete in Round One of the recent West Union Junior High Spelling Bee. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bee1.jpgStudents compete in Round One of the recent West Union Junior High Spelling Bee. Photo by Jamie Puckett The winners of the WUJH Spelling Bee, in order from first to fifth, from left, Linda Lynch, Anna Olderham, Brooklyn Steard, Briley Thomas, and Sidney Shipp. https://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bee2.jpgThe winners of the WUJH Spelling Bee, in order from first to fifth, from left, Linda Lynch, Anna Olderham, Brooklyn Steard, Briley Thomas, and Sidney Shipp. Photo by Jamie Puckett Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches PastorUnsung Hero 10-21-2022Sept By Jamie Puckett The West Union Junior High School held their annual spelling bee in January. This year, the first place title went to eighth grader, Linda Lynch. She won the bee with the word “thespian.”Seventh graders ruled the rest of the top five places in the following order: Anna Olderham, second place; Brooklyn Steard, third place; Briley Thomas, fourth place; and Sidney Shipp in fifth place.All of these students are now eligible to compete in the District Spelling Bee later in the school year. WUJH holds annual Spelling BeeFebruary 1, 2016Peoples DefenderNews0 HomeNewsWUJH holds annual Spelling Beecenter_img By Jamie Puckett The winners of the WUJH Spelling Bee, in order from first to fifth, from left, Linda Lynch, Anna Olderham, Brooklyn Steard, Briley Thomas, and Sidney Shipp. – Photo by Jamie Puckett Students compete in Round One of the recent West Union Junior High Spelling Bee. – Photo by Jamie Puckett PreviousJH girls tourney brackets announcedNextHollywood visits Manchester Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel last_img read more

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Ontario Equestrian Federation Has A New Look

first_img Email* After an in-depth strategic review, the Ontario Equestrian Federation is beginning a new, more member-focused direction as Ontario Equestrian (OE). The Provincial Sport Organization’s re-launch demonstrates that Ontario Equestrian has refined its focus by providing relevant programming, to support equestrians at all levels of participation. The purpose is to serve its 22,000 members more effectively.As part of its re-launch, Ontario Equestrian is repositioning itself as “the community for equestrian sport in Ontario.” This clearer, more inclusive vision for the future is the reason why the organization has decided to drop the word “federation” from its name – without it, the tone of the organization becomes more welcoming for all equestrians.The updated logo is a visual representation of the most important aspect of all equestrian sport: the horse. The profile of a horse at the centre of a circle was created using multiple intertwining circles, each representing different equestrian communities and disciplines within the Ontario Equestrian organization.The ‘Ontario’ in the logo shows the pathway from ones first interaction with a horse in the first “O” and can take the rider as far along the path as they choose, all the way to potentially represent Canada in the final “O.” Every equestrian in Ontario will have their own experience and OE wants to make sure they do everything they can to make it a rewarding one.The website has also been reorganized to perform as a pathway for new and experienced equestrians alike. When members, and future members, visit ontarioequestrian.ca they’ll see a more streamlined design and user experience. The more concise navigation and content will help users get to the information they need quickly and easily.Ontario Equestrian invites its members to join them in celebrating the organization’s new direction at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 7, 2017, at 5:30 pm in the Heritage Court. To learn more, visit the new and improved website at ontarioequestrian.ca. Tags: Ontario Equestrian Federation, OEF, OE, Ontario Equestrian, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Hit-and-run deaths at all-time high, new AAA study says

first_imgAAA(HEATHROW, Fla.) — Deaths from hit-and-run crashes in the United States are now at an all-time high, according to a new study released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.2049 people were killed by hit-and-run crashes in 2016 — a 62 percent increase from 2009, the last year in which a downward trend was recorded. AAA said the data makes 2016 the deadliest year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.“Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the wrong direction,” said Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.The new study found that most victims of fatal hit-and-run collisions — 65 percent — were pedestrians or cyclists and that almost 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths over the last decade were caused by hit-and-run crashes, compared to 1 percent of driver fatalities.New Mexico, Louisiana and Florida topped the list of states with the highest death rates from hit-and-run crashes, while New Hampshire, Maine and Minnesota recorded the lowest rates.The study also found that hit-and-run crashes involving pedestrians are most likely to occur between midnight and 4 a.m., when suspects are more likely to escape unseen; on roads with lower speed limits, where pedestrians are most likely to cross; and in areas with heavy foot traffic. Poor weather conditions were not shown to be reliable predictors of the same type of hit-and-run crash.A crash is generally classified as a hit-and-run when at least one person involved in the incident flees the scene before offering sufficient information or aid to the other parties involved or fails to report the crash.AAA said drivers can avoid hit-and-run crashes by being aware of their surroundings, yielding to crossing pedestrians even if they’re not in designated crosswalks and giving cyclists “plenty” of space when passing them on the road. Should drivers get involved in a crash with a pedestrian or cyclist, AAA State Relations Director Jennifer Ryan said they should stay on the scene because the penalties for fleeing are “significantly” more severe, regardless of who is at fault for the crash.“It is every driver’s legal and moral responsibility to take necessary precautions to avoid hitting a pedestrian, bicyclist or another vehicle,” Ryan added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Visiting Assistant Professor (Public Policy or Public Finance)

first_imgVisiting Assistant Professor (Public Policy or PublicFinance)Department of Public Administration& PolicyRockefeller College of PublicAffairs & PolicyUniversity at Albany,State University of New YorkThe Department of Public Administration & Policy at theUniversity at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs &Policy invites applications for a visiting assistant professor inpublic policy or public finance beginning fall 2021 for one year.Candidates must be strongly committed to excellence in teaching,specifically in the areas of microeconomics and statistics.We welcome applications from candidates interested in diversepolicy areas including education, environment, health, publicfinance, or others. Successful candidates will demonstrate acommitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate andundergraduate levels. Applicants are expected to teach a 2-2 load,likely consisting of two sections of masters-level microeconomics,one section of statistics (either masters or undergraduate), and anundergraduate public policy elective based on their teachinginterests and agreement with the department’s graduate andundergraduate program directors.Applicants must have a doctorate by September 1, 2021. Thesuccessful candidate will likely have a degree in publicadministration, public policy, public affairs, or an allied fieldsuch as economics or public health. Additionally, applicants must1) be willing to participate and collaborate in departmentalactivities involving graduate and undergraduate students and 2)possess excellent communication skills, including the ability tocommunicate effectively―orally and in writing―to diverseaudiences.Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience andqualifications. Please apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=129051Applicants must also submit the following materials throughInterview Exchange (or emailed to [email protected])A cover letter addressed to Dr. Luis F. Luna-Reyes, Chair ofthe Search CommitteeA curriculum vitaeA writing sampleTeaching evaluations, if availableThree letters of recommendation, andGraduate transcriptsApplicants must address in their application their ability towork with culturally diverse populations. A doctorate must be froma college or university accredited by the US Department ofEducation or an internationally recognized accreditingorganization. Applicants who are in the process of completing theirdoctorate must be enrolled in an accredited program. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021, and willcontinue until the position is filled.About Rockefeller College and the University atAlbanyRockefeller College is hometo a diverse group of scholars interested in teaching and researchon issues of importance in the public and nonprofit sectors. Ranked19th overall by US News and World Report, the Department of PublicAdministration and Policy offers an undergraduate major, a Masterof Public Administration (MPA), and a Ph.D. in PublicAdministration and Policy. The Department is nationally ranked ininformation technology management, public management, public policyanalysis, non-profit management, and public finance and budgeting.We actively seek and support demographic diversity in our facultyand student body. To learn more about the Department visit ourwebsite at https://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/pad.shtmlRockefeller College is part of the University at Albany.Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the StateUniversity of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broadmission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education,research and public service engages a diverse student bodyof more than 17,300 students in nine schools and collegesacross three campuses.Located in Albany, New York State’s capital, the University isconvenient to access Boston, New York City, and theAdirondacks.AdditionalInformationThe Jeanne CleryDisclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime StatisticsAct, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, withoutexception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual SecurityReport. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of theUniversity’s crime statistics for the past three years; anddisclosures regarding the University’s current campus securitypolicies. The University at Albany’s Annual Security Report isavailable in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this linkhttp://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml.THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADAEMPLOYERlast_img read more

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Here’s why Trump loves depreciation

first_imgDonald Trump with Trump Tower in New York, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas and Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago (Getty; Pixabay)A day after the New York Times reported Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and $750 again the following year, the president took to his favorite medium to deny the claims.“I paid many millions of dollars in taxes, but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits,” Trump said on Twitter in response to the Times’ story.While real estate developers have a number of special tax privileges at their disposal such as 1031 exchanges, debt forgiveness and refinancing, depreciation is perhaps their favorite. Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner used depreciation to pay almost no income taxes between 2009 and 2016 while his estimated net worth rose fivefold, to nearly $324 million, according to an earlier report in the Times.Depreciation allows developers like Trump to say they are losing money on paper even if their real estate assets are increasing in value. It helped lower developers’ average effective tax rate to 2.19 percent, according to data released early this year by Aswath Damodaran, a professor at New York University.“Real estate investors can go years and years without paying taxes,” said Steve Wamhoff, the director of federal tax policy at the left-leaning Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy.The concept of depreciation is simple: Buildings and equipment decline in value as they age. With things like cars and machinery, this makes sense because they wear down or become outdated. But real estate generally becomes more valuable over time, especially in markets such as New York City. (Depreciation cannot be taken for land itself, only for the improvements on it.)The IRS allows businesses to deduct a certain portion of a property’s value every year until it reaches zero. For residential rental properties, the depreciation period is 27.5 years and for non-residential it is 39 years, according to the IRS.“You build the building, all the costs get capitalized into it, then you depreciate it over a period of time,” said Josh Kaplan, a partner in the Miami office of Bilzin Sumberg who focuses on tax and corporate law. “It is extremely common in just about every real estate deal as long as it is a business.”Although depreciation offsets taxable income, the owner of the property does have to pay tax upon selling it for more than he paid. In calculating the taxable gain, the depreciation is not factored in — a policy known as depreciation recapture. But developers pay no more than 25 percent tax on these gains, not income tax rates, which can be as high as 37 percent.Adding to these benefits, a provision in the 2017 tax reform allowed depreciation of assets faster than before. And this year the CARES Act, passed as pandemic relief, accelerated that bonus depreciation even more, and broadened it to include interior renovations such as work on a new lobby.“When you think of huge office towers, the scope of those qualified improvements can be in the tens of millions of dollars each year,” said Lynn Afeman, a managing director in KPMG’s national tax office, in an interview earlier this year. The change offers significant tax savings to real estate owners, she said. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Getting To Know: Roots of Creation, Reggae-Jam Staples

first_imgTickets for the upcoming show at Garcia’s are available here, and the band’s full tour schedule can be seen on their events page. L4LM:  So what was it, other than Jah almighty, that got you into playing reggae music?BW: That’s great! You know, I’m from the woods of New Hampshire. A lot of people wouldn’t expect that a young kid would get into that stuff. But I grew up going to ashrams and I went to India when I was 6 so my mom was pretty progressive into yoga and meditation and got me turned on to a lot of really cool music. I joined Columbia House. I don’t know how old you are, but you’d get like 10 cds for a penny, so they helped me pick out all that stuff. I got Earth, Wind and Fire, the Dead, James Taylor and all sorts of classic rock stuff. I was also into punk rock, and a lot of the punk rock was pretty reggae/dub/ska influenced. The Clash, Sublime, Against All Authority. When I heard it I was like this is really cool, so I was vibing on that. At the same time, my mom’s best friend brought my friend and I to the Vermont roots reggae festival when I was 13 years old.L4LM:  Your parents are really cool, could I just say?BW: Yea. So we went up there and my mom was rolling her eyes like “Oh My God”. She was a part of the yoga and the counterculture changing-the-world and stuff but she wasn’t part of the drug culture so she was kind of like “Oh god what am I bringing my son to!” It was a pretty fun experience; Vermont has a huge reggae scene, and New Hampshire too. New England loves reggae, and really embraces the reggae fusion sound in addition to the roots reggae sound. My mom’s best friend was also making me mixtapes with Black Uhuru and I’d make her mixtapes of my punky reggae stuff. I’m staring at this little thing on the wall right now that says “to Brett, all the best. The world is waiting on you, Jah guide”- Black Uhuru. She would go to concerts and get people to sign stuff for me. So it was a natural influence.L4LM:  Absolutely, which blends into my next question. Your sound is very guitar heavy, I hear the jam influence from your melodic lines on guitar. This song you do, “Mammoth,” has an LFO thing going on and you just break it down. I wanted to ask, how you guys found this unique sound, and what is the songwriting process. Is there one?BW:  Yea, you really did your homework that’s cool! I can tell you really dig music. You’re not scratching the surface; you’re diving deep. “Mammoth” is one of our fans’ favorite songs. It’s an instrumental, so it doesn’t run the full gamut of what we offer, but it runs the full gamut instrumentally of all the different sounds. It starts out really heavy with a Rage Against the Machine kind of sound with the riff, and then it breaks into the dub. We change the time signature a little bit and play around with that. Then there’s, like you said, a jam melodic keyboard guitar line, then we go into the late night raging festival, like you said, low pass filter wobble sound. Jamming since 1999, New Hampshire-based Roots of Creation are bringing their “reggae/rock dubtronica” tunes on to the East coast. The band’s run includes a stop at Garcia’s in Port Chester, NY on May 14th as part of the “Road to Disc Jam” concert series. L4LM writer Jack Sheehan sat down with founding guitarist Brett Wilson to talk about the band’s music, influences, love of reggae, and more.Photo credit: Tod Stevenson | Full Volume Photography  L4LM: How excited are you to play Garcia’s?Brett Wilson: Extremely excited. Its kind of funny how it turned out to happen. I’ve always been a fan of Shapiro’s work and venues. I went to The Wetlands when I was growing up in the jam scene in the early 2000s when I was a freshman in college and I got to see a band called The Slip, one of our favorites. It was an amazing experience. For or New Hampshire country boy going to NYC experiencing it. It felt like a festival inside of a venue, it was eye opening.L4LM:  That must have been quite the experience.BW: Yea I was super psyched. So I always wanted to play Brooklyn Bowl or do an event with him {Peter Shapiro} and then our manager introduced us when I went down and saw Dumpstaphunk at the Brooklyn Bowl. Then at the same time I met Peter our mutual friend Greg Horowitz, amazing photographer, was trying to set up a show, and someone else we met was trying to set up a show at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. So all the planets were aligning, and we were playing Disc Jam; they wanted to do a Disc Jam pre party. The band was psyched, and our team got behind it. Jerry Garcia is a huge influence on me musically, as far as guitar-wise. We break out a reggae Dubified cover of the dead from time to time.  Having Hayley Jane there, we’ll probably do some hanging out and have her up for a couple songs. We’ve been friends for a long time, and we finally have the chance to display that on stage. It’s going to be a really amazing night.center_img We were throwing electronic music parties as a band kind of before mainstream wrapped its head around it like the dubstep sound, then like, Taylor Swift started doing it (laughs). I just dig any kind of of bass culture. Just the bass thumping. Underground house out of UK, Dub out of Jamaica, stuff like that. We started to embrace electronic music with the jam music and reggae music. Because we were an up and coming band we got a lot of “ok you’re not going to be the headliner, you can either play in the afternoon or play late night.” We like to play late night better; though afternoon we can throw down too. But we started to go with the late night slots because the kids are going to be pumped up. If we are going after the headliners and before the DJs, we have to be the musical segue between those two aspects, you know what I mean? At Bella Terra, we released DVDs and CDs, and we played after Mickey Hart and before the electronic acts. We experimented with this stuff. We played Bisco back in the day. We started getting those people in the scene, staring to pay attention to what we were doing. This new album were working on is more sound focused, but there’s still a couple breakdowns because we love that bass music.L4LM:  What’s your favorite part about playing live?BW: I think it’s consistently been the interaction with the audience and the energy that builds with the fans. I kind of started out being really enthralled with the fact that I would write a song and people would sing the words to it. We started playing basement parties. That’s something that’s continued to grow and grow. We might not have the lyrics online, the song might not even be released, but they hear it on archive, or they tape it themselves. The singing of the crowds, and the people dancing, building up the energy. You go out and see people smiling, and it’s the symbiotic thing.L4LM:  My final question to you is: do you have any advice for musician trying to do what you guys do?BW: You know, I think the first thing that comes to mind is an article I read about Krasno maybe a couple years ago and he was asked the same question and his answer really resonated with me. He was like “don’t take every gig you’re offered!” I think that that’s a good one. You start out and want to play everywhere you can all the time, and that’s really important, but it comes to a certain point where you have to turn stuff down because you value yourself and your art. Some stuff doesn’t make sense, and you don’t want to be playing too much in the same place, and you don’t want to be exploited. One thing I didn’t know is just how long of a time it takes to succeed. When I first started out, I’d look at Phish, String Cheese Incident, and then I’d see regional bands like The Slip, Uncle Sammy, Jiggle the Handle, John Brown’s Body. Some of these your readers will remember. Just a bunch of these bands that were regional and thinking success meant playing this little club or that little club, and so we’ve done that. Then it was playing this festival or selling out that club, and knowing that you really have to define what success is to you. Is it the smile on fans faces? Is it making a living playing music? Is it playing music for fun and the love of it? Those goals will probably constantly be defined and redefined. I guess having a clear picture about what your goals are when you start out and actually being realistic about where you want to head, I think is good. I turned my passion into my career, which is amazing and I’m really lucky to do it, but I didn’t know it was going to take 10 years to do that, you know? (laughs) maybe it’s good that it took that long.L4LM:  I hear you. Thank you so much for your time, I can’t wait to see you guys and Hayley Jane and the Primates at Garcia’s on May 14th!BW:  Thank you!last_img read more

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Marcus King Shares Acoustic Performance Of “Wildflowers & Wine”, Features Dan Auerbach [Watch]

first_imgMarcus King has shared an acoustic video performance of “Wildflowers & Wine”, which features The Black Keys‘ frontman, Dan Auerbach. The expressive song initially dropped as a single from his 2020 release, El Dorado.Related: Marcus King Shares Acoustic Performance Of “Break” After ‘El Dorado’ Tops Multiple Charts [Watch]The video begins with King passionately singing and plucking the opening lines at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studios in Nashville, TN. As the camera pans, it focuses on Auerbach, who adds complementary licks to the track which he produced and co-wrote along with King and Ronnie Bowman. They were accompanied by studio musicians who have played with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Elvis, complimenting the soulful nature of the tune. King’s emotional vocals rang out as Auerbach ended the performance with a bluesy lick.Watch a video of the performance below.Marcus King w/Dan Auerbach – “Wildflowers & Wine”[Video: The Marcus King Band]“It’s not the exact set-up we used, but all the instrumentation on that track was played live together as a cohesive unit and not overdubbed,” King said in a statement to Billboard. “That’s what gives it that taste, that live feel.”The six-string rocker is amidst his El Dorado world tour and will play tonight (2/15) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO before heading to Europe, Japan, and beyond. Additionally, he will perform at the Love Rocks charity event at the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY on March 12 alongside The Black Crowes, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, and more. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates and head to The Marcus King Band’s official website for tickets and more information.The Marcus King Band 2020 El Dorado World TourFEB 14 FRI – Boulder, CO – Boulder TheaterFEB 15 SAT – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreFEB 21 FRI – Leeds, UK – The WardrobeFEB 22 SAT – Glasgow, UK – Oran MoreFEB 23 SUN – Dublin, IE – WhelansFEB 25 TUE – London, UK – Electric BallroomFEB 26 WED – Manchester, UK – Academy 3FEB 27 THR – Nottingham, UK – Rescue RoomsFEB 28 FRI – Bristol, UK – TheklaMAR 1 SUN – Paris, FR – L’AlhambraMAR 2 MON – Brussels, BE – Ancienne BelgiqueMAR 3 TUE – Amsterdam, NL – ParadisoMAR 4 WED – Enschede, NL – Metropool EnschedeMAR 5 THR – Cologne, DE – KantineMAR 7 SAT – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen NeuköllnMAR 8 SUN – Hamburg, DE – Mojo ClubMAR 9 MON – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.MAR 12 THU – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – Love Rocks NYCMAR 20 FRI – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – with Chris StapletonMAR 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall – with Chris StapletonAPR 5 SUN – Tokyo, JP – Billboard Live TokyoAPR 7 TUE – Osaka, JP – Billboard Live OsakaAPR 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah, AustraliaAPR 13 MON – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW, AustraliaAPR 15 WED – Croxton Park Hotel – Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaAPR 16 THU – Powerstation – Auckland, New ZealandAPR 22 WED – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – with Chris StapletonAPR 23 THU – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center – with Chris StapletonAPR 24 FRI – Wilkesboro, NC – MerlefestAPR 25 – 26 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 FestivalAPR 30 THU – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreMAY 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreMAY 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreJUN 13 SAT – Manchester, TN – BonnarooJUN 18 THU – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ FestivalJUN 21 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop FestivalChris Stapleton All-American Road Show Tour w/The Marcus King BandOCT 1 THU – Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TNOCT 2 FRI – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOCT 3 SAT – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOCT 8 THU – Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PAOCT 9 FRI – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJOCT 10 SAT – Madison Square Garden, New York, NYOCT 15 THU – Mizzou Area, Columbia, OHOCT 16 FRI – BOK Center, Tulsa, OKOCT 17 SAT – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NEOCT 22 THU – United Supermarket Arena, Lubbock, TXOCT 23 FRI – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXView 2020 Tour Dates[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

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Chicago Police & Fire Departments Give heroism awards: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics honored

first_imgThe annual awards, established in 1885, are named after Judge Lambert Tree and former Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison, who each donated $700 for gold medals during the ceremony s inaugural year. Four police officers, including two SWAT team members, received the Carter Harrison Award for valor for rescuing a hostage and killing a gunman at a downtown law office Dec. 8. O Brien was lauded for navigating the smoke-filled building without the protection of a hose line. He carried the boy to safety and began giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before handing him to paramedics. Fearing that the man would kill everyone in the building, Tenton said the officers realized immediate action was necessary. You get a little emotional after you see your kids for the first time after doing something like that, O Brien, a father of three, said. Two SWAT team officers, Felipe Nunez and Charles Rhein, shot and killed Jackson before he could shoot again. After all, he pointed out, he wasn t alone Oct. 20 in searching for the child. Mayor Richard Daley thanked the scores of emergency responders in attendance for their on-the-spot, life and death decisions. Oct. 10–Chicago firefighter John O Brien downplayed his actions nearly a year ago, when he rescued an unconscious 8-year-old boy from the second story of a burning West Side home. [email protected] But the city saw it otherwise. At one point, the gunman walked out of the officers line of sight and executed a hostage, Tenton said. Jackson then reappeared and began reloading his weapon while aiming at another hostage who was administering first aid to a victim, Tenton said.center_img O Brien received the Lambert Tree Award, one of the city s highest honors for bravery, Tuesday at a Chicago Fire Department and Police Department ceremony in City Hall. Officers Christopher Tenton and Richard Nelson were among the first to respond to a call about a man with a gun opening fire on the upper floors of the Citigroup Center Building at 500 W. Madison St. When they arrived, they found a victim on the floor with a fatal gunshot wound to his head and then encountered the gunman — later identified as Joe Jackson, an inventor who felt that a patent attorney had stolen one of his ideas. During a 45-minute standoff, Tenton and Nelson tried to talk Jackson into putting his weapon down, the officers said. Jackson, instead, barricaded himself inside one of the building s offices. During the ceremony, 39 police officers, detectives, firefighters and paramedics were honored for their heroism both on and off the job. [Jackson] was prepared for the long haul, Nunez said. He had extra ammo; he had extra weapons with him. The city also presented the family of firefighter William Billy Grant with the Robert J. Quinn Gold Badge Award. Grant was killed while responding to a call March 23 when his firetruck collided with a school bus. —— There is no room for Monday morning quarterbacks and second guesses, Daley said. One paramedic was recognized for ignoring her own wounds and instead tending to her injured colleagues and a patient, after the ambulance she was driving was struck by a car and flipped over. An off-duty police captain who chased down a man who stabbed a woman was lauded for his quick thinking. Another firefighter was given an award for valor for catching two children a mother dropped from a fire in a residential high-rise building. I just happened to come across him, and we got him out, and it worked out really well, O Brien said.last_img read more

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QSC’s Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Six More Countries

first_imgQSC announced Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional countries including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is an AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including native and third-party peripheral devices. One secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS Reflect cloud allows users to manage complete AV systems, of any scale, across the globe. The no-cost “basic subscription” tier allows one geographic location to keep track of the status of all Cores, and centralize Q-SYS feature license activation and management. The “standard tier” subscription expands to offer remote monitoring and management capabilities to thousands of globally distributed AV devices, allowing users to focus support activities, prioritize preventative maintenance to increase uptime and lower operational and support costs. It also enables integration with IT infrastructure management tools like Splunk or Solarwinds, providing opportunities for a “single pane of glass” view of your entire AV/IT enterprise.These six new countries join the list of already supported countries, including:United StatesAustraliaGermanyUnited KingdomIrelandThe list of supported countries will continue to grow in the coming months, as additional cloud-based features for Enterprise Manager continue to evolve and expand.To help AV site admins and IT end users be effective in supporting remote systems, particularly during this pandemic crisis, QSC has extended its free trial period for Enterprise Manager through until January 31, 2021. Furthermore, QSC has created a new, “Not-for-Resale” trial subscription that is explicitly designed for integrators and consultants to evaluate Enterprise Manager and provide guidance to clients.last_img read more

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Rich man: Poor man in New York

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Henry MeierNew York has a schizophrenic relationship with wealth.  On one hand it prides itself on having a progressive pro-labor tradition in which it leads the way in protecting the average Joe against the perceived inequities of capitalism.  On the other hand, there is no state that has benefitted as much — including California — from a commitment to entrepreneurialism and unabashed capitalism.Today’s news highlights this dichotomy and the unique implications it has for New York.  First, President Obama is once again highlighting the regulatory powers of the Executive Branch by directing his Department of Labor to update regulations under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Under the Act, non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime.  However,there are various exceptions to this requirement including for executive and administrative employees who make more than $455 a week.  This threshold was last set in 2004.  Critics of the regulations claim that it hasn’t kept pace with inflation.The extent to which the regulations ultimately promulgated by the Department of Labor will impact New York remains to be seen.  New York has its own Fair Labor Standards Act and its threshold for non-exempt employees is already much higher than the federal threshold, $600 per week which will rise to $675 per week by 2016.Now for the rich man part of New York State.  According to a recently released report by New York’s Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the average bonus in the securities industry grew by 15% to a mere $164,530 in 2013.  According to the Comptroller, this is the largest average bonus since 2008 and the third highest on record. continue reading »last_img read more

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Pressure mounts for rate cut

first_imgGordon Brown insisted that the latest falls — 2.5%, or nearly £5,000 for a typical property in March, according to the Halifax — were containable after the big gains of the past decade. The figures showed, however, that annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level for 12 years. Property prices rose by only 1.1% during the past 12 months, meaning that they are falling annually in real terms.last_img

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AMETEK MOCON launches new oxygen analyser

first_imgSource: AMETEK MOCON OX-TRAN® 2/12The new OX-TRAN 2/12 series of oxygen permeation analysers were designed to provide reliable oxygen transmission rate (OTR) test results on a variety of packaging materials, including high transmitter packaging.The OX-TRAN 2/12 oxygen permeation analyser series targets barrier film permeation testing for food, beverage, and healthcare packaging applications where affordable, ASTM-compliant tests are needed. The product is well-suited to test the OTR of various barrier and package types including monolayer, multi-layer, and coated films along with coated paper board, pouches, bottles, closures, and more.The OX-TRAN 2/12 series offers fully automated temperature, flow and RH controls, removable cartridges, TruSeal®, a touch screen, and automatic test method development with recommendations.“Our new OX-TRAN 2/12 models offer great versatility for oxygen permeation analysis,” said Jeff Jackson, Global Permeation Product Manager.“The OX-TRAN 2/12 R model can measure over a wide OTR range, and the OX-TRAN 2/12 T model has the ability to test high transmitting barriers like those used in the fresh produce industry. These models fill in the OTR testing range gaps for many of our customers at an affordable price with the reliability they expect from a MOCON product.” AMETEK MOCON, with headquarters in Minneapolis, US, is a business unit of the Process and Analytical Instruments division of AMETEK, Inc. and is a provider of permeation analysers, package testing instruments, and gas controllers/sensors.last_img read more

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Rowan sees 45% revenue increase owing to three newbuild drillships

first_imgRowan Companies plc, a Houston-based drilling contractor, has reported net income of $123.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $59.6 million in the first quarter of 2014. Net income for the prior-year quarter included a litigation settlement gain which increased net income from continuing operations by $20.9 million. The prior-year quarter also included a gain from discontinued operations which increased net income by $4.0 million. Excluding the impact of these items, net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $34.7 million.Rowan’s revenues were $547 million in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 45% over the prior-year quarter due primarily to the contributions from three of the company’s newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships. The first two ultra-deepwater drillships began operating in April and October 2014, and the third ultra-deepwater drillship began operating on February 1, 2015.On May 5, 2015, the company amended and restated its revolving credit agreement to increase the borrowing capacity from $1.0 billion to $1.5 billion and to extend the maturity date by one year to January 23, 2020. Commitments during the final year of the agreement decline by $60 million to $1.44 billion.Tom Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with our first quarter operating results which reflect higher earnings and better margins due to the contributions from three newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships, low out of service time and significant cost control efforts.“Although it is difficult to determine the duration and severity of the current industry downturn, with our drillship capital expenditures largely behind us, our contractual backlog and our strong balance sheet, we believe we are well-positioned to weather the storm and take advantage of opportunities when markets begin to recover.”[mappress mapid=”1657″]last_img read more